PhD Program

The Doctoral Program is designed to prepare students for professional leadership in thefield of management, and commerce.

The objective of the Ph D Program is to facilitate research entrepreneurial skills and orientation of doctoral scholars. It is designed to promote the culture of research entrepreneurship wherein researchers are encouraged to explore themselves, ask questions, actively seek peers’ feedback, build conviction in their ideas, share their ideas with peers in specific and society in general. At a broader level Ph D Program aims at contributing towards XUB’s endeavour towards Sustainability, Entrepreneurships and Analytics (SEA) by understanding those issues which are fundamental to the research enquiry, and have a linkage with organizations, institutions, economy, society, and environment.

  • Eligibility

    Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any management / communications related discipline from a recognised University, with at least 55% marks. In case the score is available on a letter-grade system, the Institute expects a minimum cumulative score of 5.5 on a 10-point scale.

  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants can fill up the application form online at: or,latest by February 14, 2016.

  • Selection Process

    Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic records and SOPs. The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), and Personal Interview. UGC-NET qualified candidates will be exempted from appearing for the X-RAT.

    The course work for the selected candidates will commence from July 2016.

  • Duration of the Program

    The approximate duration to complete the Program is 4 to 7 years. The first year of the Program will be spent for course work, and the remaining years for completing subsequent steps leading to the doctoral thesis. The maximum duration allowed to complete the Ph.D. is 7 years.

  • Course- work and Registration

    After the successful completion of course-work and related pre-decided steps such as a no. of review seminars, the student is supposed to give a thesis topic registration seminar. After the successful completion of this seminar, the student’s PhD topic will be registered with the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB).

  • Programme Fee

    a) Officially Sponsored Candidates /Self Sponsored Candidates: In case the organization supports the student’s Ph.D. or the students decide to sponsor themselves, the fees for this four year Program will be as follows:

    • Rupees three lakhs in the first year; and
    • Rupees one lakh each in the second, third, and fourth year, respectively.

    b) Partially Sponsored Candidates (Partial Scholarship Category): In this category of candidates (If found suitable), the applicable fees for the four years will be:

    • Rupees one lakh fifty thousand in the first year; and
    • Rupees fifty thousand each in the second, third, and fourth year, respectively.

    c) Full Scholarship category: In case of deserving full-time student, the academic fee will be waived.

  • Accommodation

    The students will be provided accommodation on campus. The residential expenses will have to be paid by the students separately as per the prevalent rate (current rate is Rs. 24000/-per year, double seated), and mess expenses as per actual. Students can also choose to stay off-campus

  • Broad areas of PhD specialization